Kimberly Kahnhauser Freeman
Executive Director
(202) 429-2692
[email protected]

altKimberly Kahnhauser Freeman is Executive Director of the Women's Foreign Policy Group. Before assuming this role in September 2017, Kim served as Associate Director of organization where she oversaw global issues programming, membership outreach, and mentoring activities. Prior to joining WFPG in 2006, Kim completed a Fulbright teaching fellowship in Tirol, Austria; conducted research on DC public housing for Georgetown University's Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service; and managed operations for the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs. She graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service with a degree in International Politics, during which time she studied at the University of Vienna, the Warsaw School of Economics, and the University of Silesia in Cieszyn, Poland. She is a founding member of Students Stopping Trafficking of People (SSTOP). In 2011, she was selected to participate in the Young Turkey/Young America fellowship program sponsored by the State Department and the US Embassy in Turkey.
altPatricia Ellis is President Emeritus and Co-Founder of the Women's Foreign Policy Group. Before founding the WFPG, she was a foreign affairs reporter and producer for the MacNeil-Lehrer Newshour and a producer in the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s Washington bureau. Patricia taught at American University’s Washington Semester Program specializing in news coverage of foreign affairs. She also previously did research at the US Mission to the UN, the Center for International Studies at MIT, the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs and the law firm of Cahill, Gordon and Reindel LLP. In 1989, she was awarded a fellowship at the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. Ellis was subsequently awarded a fellowship by The Freedom Forum for Media Studies at Columbia University. She was part of the Mac Neil-Lehrer team that won the George Peabody Award for the documentary series on South Africa, “Faces of Apartheid” and an Emmy Award for coverage of the Grenada Crisis. She also participated in the European Community Visitor’s Program and received the Netherlands Universities’ Foundation for International Cooperation Scholarship for graduate study at the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague. Patricia is a founding board member of the International Women’s Media Foundation, member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Cosmos Club. She holds a BA from Wheaton College, an MA in international relations from NYU, and a graduate diploma in international relations from the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague.

Megan Bright graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, minoring in German Studies. She is particularly interested in foreign policy, human rights and law. She spent her third year of college at the Freie Universität Berlin studying German politics, history and language, as well as EU Foreign Relations. During her last years at university, Megan promoted studying abroad as a peer ambassador, which she sees as an important opportunity for students to become globally aware and connected citizens. Next year, Megan will be pursuing a law degree in California.

Ana Cicenia is a senior at NYU Shanghai, studying Economics, with a minor in Political Studies. Born in Venezuela and raised in the United States, she is especially interested in international trade, sustainable development, law, diplomacy and the intersections between these fields. Ana hopes to one day attend graduate school in pursuit of a career in international trade, a career she feels would satisfy both her affinity for economic issues and her interest in foreign policy. Previously, she has interned at Wald, Castillo, Wald P.A. law firm. Ana has been heavily involved in student organizations such as NYU Global Ambassadors, where she organized a fundraiser for refugee children in Florence, Italy. Last semester, she studied at NYU Washington DC as a Global Leadership Scholar.

Jacqueline Stein graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) with a Master of Science in Human Rights. Outside of graduate courses, Jacqueline was a research assistant for the European Institute at the LSE. She also mentored newly arrived migrant and refugee children in the United Kingdom, with an organization called Salusbury World. During her undergraduate studies at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Jacqueline triple majored in History, Political Science and French Studies. She was the recipient of the Margret J. Talle Award, allowing her to study abroad for an academic year in Montpellier, France. She wrote her undergraduate history thesis on rescue efforts in France to shelter Jewish refugees during World War II.